A bus crash in North Chesterfield County left about 35 people injured, including an unknown number of UVA students. Photo courtesy of the Virginia State Police

Unknown number of UVA students in bus crash

  Virginia State Police have determined that speed was a factor in the November 29 motorcoach accident by an Abbott Trailways driver in North Chesterfield County. The bus, driven by Thomas B. Chidester of Salem, was en route to the University of Virginia around 7:15pm when the driver lost control on the curve of a […]

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Unsettled: Syrian refugees and the politics of fear

You know, it takes a special kind of politician to unite elected officials from all points of the political spectrum. When was the last time you can remember a lone figure whose bold actions drew the same response from his own party and his opponents, from liberals and conservatives, and, indeed, from all right-thinking Americans? […]

Rescue nonprofit Gentle Giants visited the farm mid-August and captured this photo of Lou. Photo courtesy of Jean Thornton

Horse owner speaks out about neglect at Somerset farm

A stallion of the Lipizzan breed, Conversano II Aloha II, was trained to the highest level in Grand Prix dressage and ridden by owner Jean Thornton for 20 years. That is, until she sold him to Somerset farm owner Anne Shumate, who promised to care for the aging horse while riding him enough to keep […]

John Wayne Jordan is back in custody after a brief Gator getaway.
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John Wayne Jordan escapes by Gator—briefly

John Wayne Jordan, 50, a trustee at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail, disappeared on a John Deere Gator and was on the lam for about 11 minutes from the time he was reported missing until he was captured November 24. Jordan was working for the Virginia Department of Forestry on Natural Resources Drive and was […]

Joe Mallory, far right with beard, listens while attorney Scott Goodman debriefs supporters who came to court. Staff photo

Machete maelstrom: Mallory can continue to coach

Popular youth coach Joe Mallory, 43, made news earlier this year when the Charlottesville Cavaliers were disqualified from the boys National Travel Basketball Association’s championship tournament for playing a girl on the team. In September, Mallory was in the news again, this time for brandishing a gun near Greenbrier Elementary School. That incident resulted in […]

Look for the Cavaliers' spell out during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo Bill Ross

Virginia band marches to Macy’s for Thanksgiving Day Parade

  This week, families and friends will come together to celebrate Thanksgiving by eating turkey and watching football. For many families, the Macy’s 89th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade will also be on the agenda, and for.Virginia fans, it will be even more exciting. The Cavalier Marching Band will appear for the first time in UVA […]